Arsene Lupin Posted June 20, 2015 Share Posted June 20, 2015 I've seen Pillars of Eternity described as not selling well. Or its sales being... well below expectations. So, I'm curious: does Obsidian consider the game to be a success (sales as good or better than they expected), a failure (sales well below what they expected), or a flop (successful, but sales still below expectations). Of course, I realize the odds of Obsidian directly giving an (honest) answer are pretty low. So let's speculate! _ _ Naturally, sales information isn't exactly easy to come by. But we do have SteamSpy, and while it's not exactly exhaustive (as it ignores other storefronts, most notably GOG.com), it does paint an... interesting picture. For example, examining other CRPGs ownership statistics on SteamSpy indicates the following (please note the games below are listed in descending order): Divinity: Original Sin: 850,000 owners. (~80,000 Kickstarter backers). Shadowrun Returns: 830,000 owners. (~36,000 Kickstarter backers). Transistor: 670,000 owners. Fallout 2: 520,000 owners. Fallout: 500,000 owners. Wasteland 2: 450,000 owners. (~61,000 Kickstarter backers). Shadowrun Dragonfall: 440,000 owners Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition: 440,000 owners. The Banner Saga: 440,000 owners. (~20,000 Kickstarter backers). Pillars of Eternity: 415,000 owners. (~73,000 Kickstarter backers). Wasteland: 410,000 owners. Blackguards: 315,000 owners. Beyond Divinity: 310,000 owners. Baldur's Gate II Enhanced Edition: 270,000 owners. (This number is a huge WTF for me). Icewind Dale Enhanced Edition: 55,000 owners. (Note that I'm only comparing Western CRPGs as I believe they are the only titles really relevant here; included are relevant games from the top 300 most-owned RPGs in the "RPG" category on Steam). What's most notable (to me) is that Pillars of Eternity appears to have sold the LEAST out of all the other big Kickstarter CRPGs. Of course, one thing to consider (in addition to what has already been mentioned) is that PoE is also the NEWEST of these games, so it's very possible it will reach more comparable sales after a year or so. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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